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In this video, Tan Le, president of Emotiv Systems, demos the company’s computer-controller that uses brainwaves, thoughts, to direct actions on a computer. Her test subject is renowned AI researcher Marvin Minsky. The real action starts at 10:35, and I have to admit, it was pretty thrilling to see Marvin rotate that cube with his mind. Their first real-world application is purported to be game controlling.

BTW: The Emotiv headset is shown on their website as being for sale, for $300, but is currently “sold out” and said to be available in May.

Mind Control Device Demonstration – Tan Le

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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